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I have 64-bit Win7 OS with Waterfox 15.0 installed. When I click on the Waterfox Updater, I get an error message popup saying, "Invalid Command Line". I then click OK and it closes the popup but not updating procedure occurs. It does not work.
post #2 of 17
Have you tried directly running the updater's executable file from the Waterfox directory? Have you tried a clean install?
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Hi. My first install was "clean". I don't need the updater, GUI or otherwise, because I can do it manually. However, if the GUI is broken, I would not be the only one having this issue. Did you try in on Win& 64-bit? Thanks.
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Yeah, works fine for me on Windows 7 x64 so that's why I was wondering if a clean install might fix it.
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post #5 of 17
Hello,

I've just installed waterfox for the first time, and I have the exact same problem. Waterfox version 15.0, Windows 8 x64.

- When I use the start menu shortcut ("C:\Program Files\Waterfox\updater.exe" checknow), it says "Invalid command line" in a popup window.
- When I directly launch updater.exe without the "checknow" option, nothing happens (which may be normal since I am using the last version of Waterfox).

I just want the developpers to know that there is an error that pops up for no good reason.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Zerwan View Post

Hello,

I've just installed waterfox for the first time, and I have the exact same problem. Waterfox version 15.0, Windows 8 x64.

- When I use the start menu shortcut ("C:\Program Files\Waterfox\updater.exe" checknow), it says "Invalid command line" in a popup window.
- When I directly launch updater.exe without the "checknow" option, nothing happens (which may be normal since I am using the last version of Waterfox).

I just want the developpers to know that there is an error that pops up for no good reason.

 

That's odd. There's supposed to be a forward slash in-front of checknow. So it should like:

 

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"C:\Program Files\Waterfox\updater.exe" /checknow
    
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post #7 of 17
Should've tested that. It works, thanks !

Anyway, I can ensure that the created shortcut didn't have a backslash, so there may be a problem with the installer. The weird part is that only myself and Gizzard encountered this issue...
post #8 of 17
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Sure enough, putting that forward slash into the command fixed the issue. I am good to go now.
post #9 of 17
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Should've tested that. It works, thanks !
Anyway, I can ensure that the created shortcut didn't have a backslash, so there may be a problem with the installer. The weird part is that only myself and Gizzard encountered this issue...

After a first (and thus) clean install of Waterfox I had the same problem, the forward slash was missing.... It is of course easily fixed but might be good to have a look at the installer..
post #10 of 17
Yeah... I had the exact same problem after doing a clean install to fix another issue.
Putting the / in there fixed it for me as well. thumb.gif

Looks like there may be a problem with the installer.
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